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Kid Giddy at WeAllSew.com has a sweet project for Valentine's Day.

If love, life, joy, happiness, or fun came in a sweet little Sew Plush Valentine Heart Box, what would be inside? Not sure? Here’s your chance to find out. She's taken out all of the guesswork so you can make this Sew Plush Valentine Heart Box for someone you love, including yourself. When you finish your box, fill it with just about anything you want, as long as it fits snug inside. Need it bigger or smaller, she'll share tips along the way to make any size you want.

Click here for pattern.
Click here to go to tutorial.

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Are you making the TQS BOM Afternoon Delight? These members are and they are sharing their blocks on the FORUM. Here are just a few beautiful blocks to get you inspired.

 

Time to get started? Kits are still available in all colorways. FREE with kit purchase thru Sunday only, 2 Packages of Print & Piece Fuse Lite (value $43.98)

 

 

 

 

Scroll down to see the members' blocks.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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This is a beautiful star from Jinny Beyer. Do you think it could be strip pieced? Maybe if you knew the name of the block, you could look it up and find out. Play the game and learn the name.

 
 
 

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Luz Seidensticker's quilt, Artichocky, was inspired by a photograph of an artichoke flower taken in her garden. The mandala design was based on her own interpretation of the Costa Rica Cartwheel quilt. The piecing is impeccable. Take a look.

Artichocky by Luz Seidensticker won First Place, Pieced, Large, sponsored by Marti Michell, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

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Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window

by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser

COMING APRIL 2020!

Pre-order your autographed copy today!

 
 
DRAMA • THRILLER • MYSTERY • FANTASY • WHIMSY
 
THE BOOK • $19.95 - pictured above
Ships Mid-April 2020
 
THE COLLECTABLE BUNDLE • $39.99 - scroll down
Ships Mid-April 2020
 

 

CROSS THE GENERATIONS WITH A GOOD READ!

This book is for you and the youngsters in your life. 

Be the first to discover the world of Lizzy Albright. 

 

It’s Christmas Eve 1964, which also happens to be the tenth birthday of Lizzy Abright, a red-headed, freckle-faced, over-imaginative child. The Beatles have made it big—and beehive hairdos are pretty big too. Station wagons have rear facing seats, and aluminum Christmas trees with rotating color wheels are the rage. Through the discovery of a family heirloom quilt, Lizzy is transported to an enchanted land where a powerful curse has befallen the kingdom of Ailear. Lizzy and her companions believe they can reverse the curse, but an evil sorceress has other plans. This magical and thrilling multi-layered story can be described as Harry Potter meets Alice in Wonderland meets The Wizard of Oz.
 
 
 
GET ON YOUR FLYING GOOSE AND HANG ON FOR THE RIDE!
 
Traditional quilt blocks play a minor role in the story. Quilters will be amused when they skim across a phrase that relates to a bear’s paw or a pickle dish. Some references will be obvious, but others are fairly-well hidden. The vintage quilt plays a critical role in the story, but it’s important to note that this is not a story about a quilt. It’s a story about empowerment, leaps of faith, and courage. It's a story about how choices come with consequences, and how sometimes great adversity can be a challenge to overcome
 
The ORIGINAL Collectable Bundle • $39.99 
save almost 30%
 
 
Description: Ships Mid-April 2020. Save almost 30% by ordering this Lizzy Albright introductory souvenir bundle that contains an autographed copy of the paperback novel, a tote bag, a Lizzy mug, a souvenir button, and a Lizzy lanyard. The book in this promotional bundle will be autographed by Ricky Tims and will include an autographed bookplate by Kat Bowser.
 
Ships Mid-April
 
PRE-ORDER COLLECTABLE BUNDLE

 

 

An excerpt from 

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window
 
 They were putting their flasks back in their leaf cloak pockets when Gretta suddenly froze and said, “Shh!” She was listening intently and looking to the sky in the direction of the forest. McDoogle’s ears perked up as well.
    “What is that awful ruckus?” inquired McDoogle.
     A black cloud was swirling above the forest. The undulating mass darkened an entire section of the sky. It was tracking a course high above Lake Road and it was heading directly toward them. 
     “The grackles!” she shouted in a whisper. “Hide now! Under your cloaks…hurry…get on the ground!”
     Lizzy saw the swarming mass rushing their way. She and McDoogle both did as they were instructed and dove to the ground, huddled in a ball, and pulled their cloaks tightly around themselves. Off in the distance they could hear the high-pitched chattering that was coming from thousands of birds. The horrific noise sounded more like the squeaking shrills of tortured souls than birdsong, and it kept getting louder.
     “Don’t move!” said Gretta, as quietly as she could.
     Lizzy wasn’t exactly sure why they were having to hide. She had seen flocks of birds before—never this many—but she suspected they were just flying in a group like many birds do, to get from one place to another. Still, something in the sound of Gretta’s voice indicated that the situation was serious, and Lizzy realized she needed to heed the warning. She might not have understood why, but deep down she knew that it was best for her to stay out of sight.
     The mass of birds was directly above them. Not only could Lizzy hear their deafening, piercing shrieks, but she could actually feel her leaf cloak moving from the wind that was generated by their aggressive, flapping wings. It seemed like an eternity, but eventually the noise started to ebb and became a long, slow decrescendo that finally faded away. 
     “Don’t move,” Gretta whispered again.
     Gretta was listening for any hint of a grackle that might be lingering behind. 
     “Mr. McDoogle, do you hear anything?” Gretta had begun to appreciate McDoogle’s ears.
     “Naw, Ms. Gretta, I don’t hear a thing.”  
     Gretta poked her head out and scanned the skies.
     “Okay. They’re gone.” She let out a silent sigh of relief.
     Lizzy and McDoogle crawled out from under their cloaks, stood up, and brushed themselves off. “What was that?” asked Lizzy.
     “That, my dear princess, was trouble.”

 

 

 

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Announcing the "new" New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2022

Click here for more information and deadlines.

The National Quilt Museum’s New Quilts from an Old Favorite (NQOF) competition and exhibition took some time off to regroup, refresh, and redesign. After some serious thinking and tweaking of the guidelines, they are now ready to invite quilters from around the world to enter their outstanding quilts in this “favorite” competition.

The quilts selected as finalists make up the exhibition at The National Quilt Museum and also travel to other venues across the country. This is your opportunity to be as creative and original as you can imagine with fabric, thread, and batting.Never fear—they are still including an interpretation of a traditional block (old favorite)—the difference now is it is your choice. You choose which traditional block to use, whether it is Log Cabin, Bow Tie or Carolina Lily – it is up to you on how you want to incorporate it in your original design.

The “new” change is your quilt must follow a theme and this year’s theme is Shakespeare: William Shakespeare to be exact--English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.

The significant changes are:

  • Prize money:

First Place — $4000;

Second Place —$2000;

Third Place — $1000;

  • Award winners and finalists: receive a NQOF custom label for their quilts and a NQOF Gallery Guide
  • Frequency of competition: will be held every TWO years

Judging is based on your innovative use and interpretation of a traditional block and the 2022 theme.

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We haven't run out of award-winning quilts by Cindy Seitz-Krug just yet. Here's a list of just some of the awards for Sweet Surrender (68" x 68"): 

  • American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show, Nashville, TN: Best Machine Workmanship
  • Machine Quilter’s Expo: Best Machine Quilting, Sit Down Machine
  • Machine Quilter’s Expo: 1st Place, Wallhanging
  • National Quilting Association Quilt Show: Best Machine Quilting on a Stationary Machine
  • Houston International Quilt Festival: 3rd Place, Merit Machine Quilting
  • Best of the Valley Quilt Show: Best Machine Quilting

Watch Cindy in Show 2603.

SweetSurrenderbyCindySeitzKrug - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

SweetSurrenderbyCindySeitzKrug - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

SweetSurrenderbyCindySeitzKrug - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

SweetSurrenderbyCindySeitzKrug - 36 Pieces Rotating

SweetSurrenderbyCindySeitzKrug - 100 Pieces Rotating

SweetSurrenderbyCindySeitzKrug - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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We haven't run out of award-winning quilts by Cindy Seitz-Krug just yet. Here's a list of just some of the awards for Sweet Surrender (68" x 68"): 

  • American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show, Nashville, TN: Best Machine Workmanship
  • Machine Quilter’s Expo: Best Machine Quilting, Sit Down Machine
  • Machine Quilter’s Expo: 1st Place, Wallhanging
  • National Quilting Association Quilt Show: Best Machine Quilting on a Stationary Machine
  • Houston International Quilt Festival: 3rd Place, Merit Machine Quilting
  • Best of the Valley Quilt Show: Best Machine Quilting

Watch Cindy in Show 2603.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the thirty-sixth quilt from the exhibition by Kayoko Hata.

Title of Quilt: 25th Anniversary

Quilter's Name: Kayoko Hata

Dimensions: 67" x 67"

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A Garden is a Lovesome Thing by Barbara E. Nagengast Lies was inspired by Barbara's own photographs. Each detail, whether flower, petal, or bug, was created using needle-turn appliqué. Barbara's love for textiles and flowers certainly shines through in this beautiful quilt.

A Garden is a Lovesome Thing by Barbara E. Nagengast Lies won First Place, Pictorial, sponsored by AccuQuilt, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.



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